In the pre-dawn hours of November 9th, 1966, Paul McCartney of the Beatles was killed in a terrible car accident. After deliberating the fate of the group, the Beatles decided to secretly replace Paul with a musician named Billy Campbell. Months earlier, Billy Campbell had won a Paul McCartney look-a-like contest and was available to fill in as Paul.
The story of 'Billy Shears' is the untold story of Billy Campbell. If broken up, the name 'Billy Shears' actually reads "Billy’s here"! During the following years, the Beatles disclosed the details of their ruse by placing hundreds of hidden clues within their albums. By the fall of 1969, Beatle fans finally stumbled upon the mystery and rumors swept around the world. In order to quell the hysteria, Billy kept his identity as Paul, denied the accusations, and asked the world to just "Let It Be".
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May 8, 2018 Subject:
Paul is dead man. Miss him, miss him, miss him.
When I was a younger man, around the time of the "Wings Over America" tour, I had just heard of this, and developed a macabre fascination for the "clues." As a consequence, I ruined many classic albums and a few turntables.
I found this video, the Rotten Apple series, and Tina Foster's plasticmacca blog, and my fascination was rekindled. Now there are forensics, artifacts, and other convincing evidence that the rumor was true: Paul was replaced.
I'm not sure about all the illuminati/Satanic stuff, but combining the historic record with Dave McGowan's "Weird Scenes inside Laurel Canyon" (also in the archive) connect many diverse rabbit holes into a cohesive story of devilry, debauchery, and murder (Paul, Brian Epstein, and Mal Evans) in the hippie wonderland of the mid-60s.